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Aug 14, 2009 6:00am EDT
% of the north carolina republicans did not think that president barack obama was born in america. i am glad it is that low. [laughter] the work you do for the steel workers. i had a visit with the allegheny county executive and i thank him for -- bank and for giving us a good building sleek and meet any police -- a place where you are doing the right thing. i apologize for my boys. i have been on too many airplanes last few days. -- i apologize for my voice. [applause] first, i would like to thank you for what you do and the contribution you have made to dramatically elevating the level of our public discourse and the base level of knowledge of people who participate in reading all the things you put out through the netroots nation. i keep a file with me on economics and a file on energy. i was looking for with the other day and i was stunned that the percentage of articles that i have actually kept the came from blogsites as opposed to newspapers. one reason is -- you can have more authors because your open and people have more opportunities and the full step of newspapers to write one pie
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Aug 11, 2009 6:00am EDT
of that security. this is amazing, this is the united states of america? and now this has become more civilized in recent years. and so, when i felt recently at berkeley, this was not the fault of the students -- fell recently at berkeley, this was not the fault of the students. . or inviting me today, and i thank all of you wonderful people for coming. and again, i am challenging the young people, go out there and be leaders. be active in the political process. maybe you will enjoy it as much as i have. thank you. thank you. [applause] caller>> there is nobody in amea more deserving of a lifetime achievement award phyllis schlafly. may god bless you and your family for many years ahead. thank you all for coming. save traveling. god bless you all. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2008] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> president obama wrap up a summit yesterday with mexico's president it felipe calderon hinojosa and canada's prime minister stephen harper. they spoke about climate change, trade, and swine flu. yesterday's joint news conference is next o
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Aug 3, 2009 10:00am EDT
. >> public money, and i'm sure. >> my taxes? >> america's cable companies greeted c-span as a public service, a private business initiative, no government mandate or money -- that was held c-span was created. >> congress has delayed action on health care until after the august recess. this morning, we talk about this on "washington journal." host: tell us about the progress that was made on monday and what the senate may or may not be doing. guest: the house energy and commerce committee was able to pass the house democrats' version of health reform bill. they have been having a bit of trouble all along the way with some of the more conservative democrats, but they were able to make some deals and the house should take it up when they return from recess. the senate finance committee is working on a bipartisan health care bill right now and they will be working on this all week. i do not expect to see a final bill from them this week. aba proposal or something like that, but nothing complete. they have sent us a deadline of the 15th. probably after the recess. host: what about the fact that t
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2009 6:00am EDT
of which i think we must respect. >> beth mendelsohn with voice of america, the afghanistan service. if one of the candidates doesn't get 50% and this goes into a second round and things get complicated there, what are the constitutional laws that are in place? can karzai call the loya jirga? and also if it goes the way some of the things did in iran, what is the united states prepared to do in these circumstances? >> rinna? >> i'd like barney to comment on this as well. if there is a security situation then there are stipulations where a loya jirga can be called. but i'd like barney to speak in more detail about this as well. >> well, i'm not sure what your question is about. according to the constitution if no one gets more than 50% of the vote, then a second round has to be held within two weeks of the date of announce mentd of the result. perhaps your question is what is -- if there is civil conflict and it is not possible to do that. we of course do not want to address hypothetical questionsb3 like that. there is an international presence in afghan government that is our partner and if
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2009 2:00am EDT
this year let us offer new hope, new hope to an america uncertain about the present, but unsurpassed in its potential for the future. to all those who are idle in the cities and industries of america let us provide new hope for the dignity of useful work. democrats have always believed that a basic civil right of all americans is their right to earn their own way. the party of the people must always be the party of full employment. to all those who doubt the future of our economy, let us provide new hope for the reindustrialization of america. and let our vision reach beyond the next election or the next year to a new generation of prosperity. if we could rebuild germany and japan after world war ii, then surely we can reindustrialize our own nation and revive our inner cities in the 1980s. to all those who work hard for a living wage let us provide new hope that the price of their employment shall not be an unsafe workplace and a death at an earlier age. to all those who inhabit our land from california to the new york island, from the redwood forest to the gulfstream waters, let us provid
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2009 6:00am EDT
more bureaucrats, to control more of america through politicians. that is a fundamentally different world. we believe we ought to develop american energy and american technology so america is able to keep the money at home, both for national security and for economic growth. they believe you ought to raise taxes massively on american energy, cripple the american economy and make sure you are dependent forever on countries like venezuela and saudi arabia, a fundamentally different model. we believe you ought to develop green technology. i wrote "contract with europe," but we also recognize there are 240 million vehicles in the current fleet that will require current technology fuels for the next generation. they believe we ought to make a magic switch overnight to technology that does not yet exist at a price we cannot imagine using things we don't know about from companies that have not yet been formed fundamentally. [ applause ] >> we believe the world is dangerous, borders ought to be controlled, homeland security ought to work and security ought to defend america and americans an
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 2:00am EDT
is now president of the united states of america. [applause] our senators taking over from republicans. [applause] our good friend donna edwards has banned elected to her first full term in the house of representatives with many, many more to come. [applause] i have to tell you as someone who works with netroots nation every year, we had to be ready for the alternative. we had to have our other agenda in place in case the other actions turned out otherwise. some of the panel's we had in place. "no, we didn't." food policy and the mccain era. advocating the canadian immigration process. [laughter] taking your message to the people, billboards and skywriting changed elections. rob emanuel. meet the supreme court's first supreme court justice, alberto gonzales. reforming the vice-presidential selection process, how to find the village with the biggest idiot. [laughter] [applause] on behalf of our board, i can't say enough about our tremendous staff that works year-round to put this conference together. raven brooks, karen colbern, we would not be here without you. [applause] we would not
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2009 2:00am EDT
auxiliary. americana's your service as well. -- america honors your service as well. the governor of arizona is here as well. and mayor phil gordon, our host in phoenix. i want to acknowledge the president of the navajo nation. this was not on my original card, but you may have already heard from our, but i want to publicly acknowledge and thank the secretary to eisenhower who typed up the orders for the normandy invasion and is here today, and what an extraordinary story that is. [applause] members of the veterans of foreign wars, i am honored and humbled to stand before u.s. commander in chief of the finest military the world has ever known. [applause] we are joined by some of those who made it the finest force in the world. from the air force base, members of the 56th fighter wing. [applause] whether you wear the uniform today or war decades ago -- more expected to go, you are symbols of a fundamental truth is not powerful epidemic are military the strongest in the world, not the sophisticated systems that make us the most to danced. the true strength of our military lies in the spirit an
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2009 2:00am EDT
kennedy can be measured in no small part as a consequence of how we in america look at one another. how blacks look at whites, how gays looked straight, house traits lookit days. -- house streets look at today's -- how straights look at gays. and how we look at ourselves. when you were with him, you had to measure yourself against him. it always requires you to be larger than you were inclined to be. his death was not unlike his life. as we all know. overcoming pain and loss with a sense of dignity and pride that is amazing. he met his death in the same grave, generous terms that he lived his life. they could've been thinking about your father when he wrote, the will the fis fear when duty throws the gauntlet down the fate, when scorn compromises with death. this is heroism. your father was a historic figure. he was a heroic figure beyond that. i will remember and celebrate his life every single time i see a young, adolescent kids coping rather than cowering about having to make a decision about his sexuality. i will celebrate your father ever single time i see my granddaughter stand up
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2009 6:00am EDT
looked around and i saw america. i saw white people and i saw black people. and i saw men and i saw women and i saw english-speakers and spanish-speakers in our caucus. our diversity is our strength. and when you have a diverse group the way you create solidarity is through shared values. the kind of discussion we have when a vote comes up that seems like a tough vote for me because the way my district is or because i just have problems with them on the basis of conscience, the discussion is always on the level of what's right, what's good, what's right, never, what's in it for me, what's in it for the leadership? it never takes that kind of turn. and the democrats don't vote as a single bloc and some close and some unpredictable. we had a couple that took a long time to vote. but the net result of that is that through our diversity, we have our strength. now, you compare that to the other side which seems to operate on completely different principles. doesn't have anything even remotely resembling diversity in our caucus and it seems to fight the very idea of diversity. i remember one si
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2009 6:00am EDT
potential for the future. to all those who are idle in the cities and industries of america let us provide new hope for the dignity of useful work. democrats have always believed that a basic civil right of all americans is their right to earn their own way. the party of the people must always be the party of full employment. [applause] . [applause] to all those who work hard for a living wage let us provide new hope that the price of their employment shall not be an unsafe workplace and a death at an earlier age. to all those who inhabit our land from california to the new york island, from the redwood forest to the gulfstream waters, let us provide new hope that prosperity shall not be purchased by poisoning the air, the rivers and the natural resources that are the greatest gift of this continent. [applause] we must insist that our children and our grandchildren shall inherit a land which they can truly call america the beautiful. [applause] to all those who see the worth of their work and their savings taken by inflation, let us offer new hope for a stable economy. we must meet
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2009 2:00am EDT
in america. so i would actually make this more small business-friendly than even the blue dogs did. if it was up to me, i'd say anybody with a payroll of less than million dollars or anybody with a number of employees less than 50 is exempt from the mandate. now we're going to take the flier. i see i only have a few minutes left. i'm just -- i have -- since i wrote about this in the book, i feel some -- i think it's okay for me to say this. i'm not pushing this. but it was part of my platform in 2004. [laughter] >> it's slightly revised. [applause] >> if i were going to do this, i actually argue in the book that we really don't need a mandate and i don't think mandates are going to be very popular. because mandating anything with the american people is never very popular which is why it makes me mad while the republicans think about sticking us with the mandates that we have today. [applause] >> but if i could do this any way i wanted to, this is a flier, i'm not lobbying for this. all i care about is the public option. i would give everybody under 25 or 30 medicaid for free. and i
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2009 6:00am EDT
to be written in a junior high school level. that is what we need in america today. [applause] >> i'll try. no. 12. >> good morning, and welcome to london on, pa -- lebanon, pa. will you ever vote for a bill that gives non u.s. citizens access to a taxpayer paid free health insurance? >> i will not support a bill which gives health coverage to illegal immigrants. [applause] #13. who has 13? >> a good morning. president obama and you have constantly stated that we will be allowed to keep our current plans. but how can we keep them if they don't exist? more specifically,@@@@@@@ @ @ @ >> more specifically, how many americans work for these employers with payrolls that exceed $251,000 and what will happen to them when the employers drop their current coverage because they cannot afford a 2-8% payroll tax? >> directed only to the companies which do not have health coverage. we are not going at a tax to companies that have health care. so that as represented, if you like your current plan, you can maintain it. >> [inaudible] >> let me say to you that i will not support a senate bill which has that k
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2009 10:00am EDT
representing 11 million members, including 2.5 million in working america, its new community of elliot, but we're also pleased and you'll enjoy today because he is a passionate advocate for workers and a charismatic leader. having his energy and enthusiasm and vision here is a great way for us to kick off this important speaker series for us. if any of you saw his 2008 speech to the united steelworkers challenging racism in the presidential election, which more than 5000 americans watched on youtube, you know what i'm talking about. he has a fire that burns strong and bright, but he also has a reputation as a builder of bridges between competing interests. these two attributes make him a leader worth listening to. i look forward to hearing his thoughts on how to revitalize organize labor, the countries middle class, and the economy. after his remarks, we look forward to a dialogue with you that david will moderate. please join me at a welcoming richard trumka. [applause] >> i want to thank cerrone for those very kind words -- thank sarah for those very kind words, but more importantly, for all
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2009 2:00am EDT
:00 ieastern. >> this fall, into the home to america's highest court, from the grand public places to those only accessible by the nine justices. the supreme court coming the first sunday in october on c- span. >> now health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius, on efforts to combat medicare fraud. she also says the administration continues to support the so- called public corruption and health-care legislation being considered on a catholic bishop capitol hill. -- being considered on capitol hill. >> we would ask that you put your cell phones on silent. it is my honor and privilege this morning to welcome the secretary of the department of health and human services, kathleen sibelius, and cathy green need to our 2009 national conference. [applause] for me personally, it is exciting to be sharing the stage with two fellow kansas people. that is not happen every day in washington. i like to share a few brief introductions for our newest secretary. she was appointed by president obama as the fourth assistant secretary for aging at the department of health and human n june. health a
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2009 7:30am EDT
:30 eastern. at 10:00 a.m. eastern, the young america foundation conservative student conference years from tony perkins of the family research council and radio talk-show host herman cain. that will be live on c-span right after washington journal. >> this week the full senate debates the nomination of sonia sotomayor as supreme court justice, live on c-span2, c-span radio and c-span.org. this fall, tour the home to america's highest court, the supreme court. >> members of the president's cabinet met with community activists yesterday to discuss job creation through energy efficiency and technology. we spoke with reporters at the white house for 20 minutes. >> thank you all for joining us today. we just came out of a remarkable conversation. i want to give you a couple minutes overall about what we talked about and then i will ask each of my colleagues here to say a few words about what their agencies or organizations are working on. the president has made it very clear that the future of our economy is dependent on us being an international leader in a new, green economy and part of that
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2009 2:00am EDT
in america. i think we would be worse than a third world nation if we were to try to do that. i just don't -- i don't agree with those numbers. i think your numbers are way off. i think if we don't have protection about preexisting conditions in health insurance, if we don't put parameters on how the private sector operates, i think you're in much greater danger of health care quality and costs. so i think there needs to be parameters in the health care system. government has a responsibility to protect the health and welfare of its citizens and i think this is a very important function. so i just disagree with the premise. >> question over here on this side the room. yes, sir? >> yeah, i'm a physician assistant so i understand this problem from the workings, from the inside. i also have traveled abroad as a consultant for a medical products company so i also understand socialized medicine from the inside. europe, asia. my concern is that we've changed the debate here. it used to be called health care reform. now all of a sudden it's health insurance reform. it is health care reform. >>
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2009 7:30am EDT
? >> contributions from donors. >> how is c-span funded? america's cable companies created c-span as a public service, a private business initiative. no government mandate, no government money. >> now a discussion on the obama administration's trade policy. panelists look at the white house's positions on protectionism, the world trade organizations and trade agreements with columbia, panama and south korea. from the american enterprise ina&ç in washington, this is an hour and 45 minutes. >> good morning. i'm a resident scholar here at the american enterprise institute, and i would like to welcome you to what is our second annual what the hell is august and we're going to hold a conference anyway. [laughter] >> it was about -- somebody reminded me of this morning. it was just a year ago -- two weeks after the collapse, the fifth or sixth collapse of the doha round talks we decide well, we really should take a look at what happened and maybe not wait until september and we're thinking what the hell is -- are we just going to have a couple of us sitting around the table because will anybody be here? w
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2009 6:00am EDT
america, some places where they don't have as good access to healthcare. so the idea is to identify active hybrids from pbmcs from h1n1-infected individuals and we would select a group of hybrids that could be used in a genetically diverse population as in this population here or anywhere else around the world. so this is just a little bit of work we did in the mouse and we -- the vaccine -- the standard vaccine is given without atovans and they will be used with the swine flu and there are vaccine trials that are planned at this point. but typically the flu virus, as you heard earlier, it's grown in chicken eggs. it's purified, it's chemically activated and that's what's used as a vaccine. there's no stimulating -- nothing added to it. i want to show here -- if i could give one dose -- this is a mouse. if i give one dose of the protein only in a mouse, this is looking at the t cells response here you get a very low t cell response but if i prime with one of these synthetic hybrids i get a much stronger response so these peptides can be used on their own or be used as mod laters to stimula
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2009 6:00am EDT
and empower more people in america to scale it up and apply it to tougher environments. if we do that, we really can. i mean, bidding the curb ian empty policy phrase and let you talk about what a care delivery system looks like. we actually can see those kinds of systems out there. we now need to translate them to the rest of the country. it will not happen by flipping a switch. is going to take really, gail used the phrase was, supercharge demonstrations involving lots of willing parties to do this. >> we all have a shared responsibility in bending the cost curve. so that is clear and we have to address it. if it is just payment cuts, then there is a risk. absolutely a risk in service of. shortly hospits will not cover my squally by any sense but there is a risk. it must be met with copies of reform, and the innovations supercharge demonstration projects have to be part of it in terms of the overall picture of reform. so yes, if they are part of it, we can do better in terms of cost and quality. >> let's take some questions now from the audience. do we have one right here? we have one r
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2009 7:30am EDT
and in particular who was our strategic partner in united states of america. the u.s.-georgia relationship is strong and growing stronger. the government of georgia is grateful for the strong expression of support of georgia. by president obama during his visit in moscow and a number of other occasions, and vice president biden during his recent trip to the region. georgia is grateful of the u.s. commitment of 1 billion, which hardly helped us to remove consequences of the war. and provide basic social conditions for those who have been ethnically cleansed and displace other houses. georgia recognizes that there is any more to do and it makes its way towards full democracy. and full commitment to the job. a sweepingly a democratic reforms which were unprecedented unaccountability of these reforms include electoral systems, judiciary expanding opposition changing and more balancing power between the executive and legislative branch. so all these are commitments that these commitments are not just a commitment made but they have a very clear timelines, and most of them and most of these reforms will b
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2009 2:00am EDT
. it this saturday on c-span what highlights from the senate floor debate at 7:00 p.m. eastern on "america and the course of " coming this fall, into the home to america is higher score, the supreme court. the phenomenon of facebook and the success of this social networking site and hal it tore into the stands apart. -- and how it toward two best friends apart. >> and now a briefing on said it -- hillary clinton posed africa trip. -- and now a briefing on hillary clinton's africa trip. this is 10 minutes apar. >> welcome to the briefing. happy friday. i have one thing for you. i'll give you an update about the africa trip. she has been touring south africa today. she is holding meetings with the prime minister did the foreign minister. -- she is all the meetings of the prime minister, president, foreign minister she is scheduled to give a speech. she is scheduled to attend a national woman's day dinner. with that we are ready to take your question. >> anything on the pakistani taliban leader? >> we have not been able to confirm anything at this time. >> there is the fight against taliban a
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2009 2:00am EDT
diagnosis does not completely explain the explosion we are seeing here in america. we often see adversarial relationships develop between pediatricians and family members who believe that there autism was caused by vaccines. we also see adversarial relationships when parents do not accept the advice of physicians that there could be multiple causes of autism, and reach an impasse. the autism society of america currently estimates that the lifetime cost of caring for a child with autism is from $3.5 million to $5 million. taking those numbers, we are looking at facing almost $90 billion annual cost in autism. the question we have to ask is, can we afford not to put the money into research and treatment, if these are the numbers we are looking at? i am glad you are sitting beside me. the combating of citizen group brought great hope to parents. --, adding optimism grew. we have to move quicker. we have to see the coordinating committee look at all aspects and possible causes to autism. we also have to see that committee quickly make some identifiers and look at populations of these children's
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Aug 13, 2009 2:00am EDT
with a and purpose, carrying with him the legacy of a movement that touch america's conscience and change its history. it at the forefront of the major civil rights events of our time, from the bus boycott, he has served as a tyrant is a beacon for nonviolent and social justice. as a poet -- he co-founded the southern christian leadership conference in championed peace and freedom around the world. the united states proudly honors this outstanding leader. -- joseph medicine crow. history flows through him. born on a reservation and raised by traditional grandparents, he became the first member of this try to earn a master's degree. from his valiant service in world war ii, he was awarded the renowned toward cheap. -- renowned war cheif. he is a example of strength and survival. >> [unintelligible] stuart mill, accepting on behalf of his uncle, harvey milk. harvey milk dedicated his life to shattering boundaries and assumptions as one of the first openly gay elected officials in this country, he changed the landscape for opportunity for the nation's gay community. throughout his life he fought discrim
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2009 10:00am EDT
ohosted by the american -- america'sñr choice traded this is from earlier this month. >> i want to thank you very much for taking time out of your extremely busy schedule to come to what we think is a very important event. getting ready for schools to open is very important and your commitment to your -- to education is easily seen by your attendance here. we have all been placed in our seats right at the time we need to transform public education and what is the center on our plate is to make sure that happens and that we do not fail our kids because the task ahead for them in this global economy is very different from the past. america's choice and act has been holding a series of symposiums to push us forward and make sure that we're being attentive to the right work, that we are taking a close look at what some of our high performance countries are doing and making sure that students in this fine country will be able to compete well with them. this is the third in a series and over the next day and half will be focusing in on the practical solutions that are needed to make sure that
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2009 10:00am EDT
donations. >> i want to say my tax dollars. >> a cspan father? america pause cable companies created cspan as a public service, a private business initiative, no government mandate, no government money. >> we now hear from a group of democratic house members on what it is like behind the scenes in congress. they spoke recently at a conference of bloggers and online activists, hosted by netroots nation. you'll hear from you as representatives alan grayson, patrick murray, and carol shea- porter. from pittsburgh, this session is about one hour, 10 minutes. >> i would like to welcome everyone who was watching at home on c-span and streaming video from this session this afternoon and from all our efforts. we are fortunate to have three first and second term representative. patrick murphy from pennsylvania, carol shea-porter of new hampshire, alan grayson from florida. [applause] there were all elected with netroots support and that is what what we would like to talk with you about today, what has been their experience in their first and second turns and how are they finding getting gigs on was
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2009 2:00am EDT
taxes? >> how is c-span funded? america's cable companies created c-span as a public service. a private business initiative. no government mandate. no government money. >> the veterans affairs department has begun sending out the first tuition payments for universities participating in the post 9/11 g.i. bill program. more now from virginia senator jim webb who authored the bill. we'll also hear from former virginia senator john warner and president obama. this is about 40 minutes. >> staff, students, alumni and friends, it is an honor to have you with us today and it is an honor for us to host this important celebration. early this year, mason was privileged to be one of the many universities and colleges across the nation to commit itself to the yellow ribbon education enhancement program. a provision to have post 9/11 veterans, the act in 2008, this initiative is designed to extend higher education funding for service men and women who served after the september 11 2001 attacks. i know that mentals of that day still re-- memories of that stay dill remain in all day still remain in al
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2009 2:00am EDT
and community organizing will think of americorps, teach for america and that is a group of young people who are trained or encore on japan worse, people in my age group looking to get back into civic engagement or public service that will go door-to-door working with families. think of this as a technology tupperware party. think of this as an opportunity to reach out at the grassroots and show a person how their life can be better. they can save energy, they can get connected and communicate with relatives, they can look at the medical records, the can get remote diagnostics from a health care clinic. that's sort of the grassroots movement that i would love to be part of that hundred cities were we to stop this new technology sort of court, americorps volunteers working in every community. >> if i can, if i can add to that one of the other things that i would encourage you to consider is the game changing nature of actually deploying broadband because a human computer interface for far too long we've thought about it in terms of typing and interacting that way. you will be able to shatter
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Aug 10, 2009 10:00am EDT
to indiana to talk about wind energy turbines being built in america, and green technology cars being built in america. really encouraging manufacturing in america. is there a parallel between encouraging u.s. manufacturing and pumping that up as well as the provisions put in the bill by members of congress? guest: with respect to green jobs in the energy industry, the president is flying to one of our strengths. we have an advantage in energy technology. frankly, we do not need by america to do well in those industries. when we looked at by america, we say okay, fine, but overseas i want to sell american and we cannot do that if we throw up barriers. host: a choice. danny, democratic line. caller: good morning. i have a comment and a question for your guest. i moved to nashville 20 years ago. we have very few mexican and central american immigrants. now we have a lot. drive-by construction sites, it is mostly immigrants, legal or not. industries like meatpacking, where jobs used to pay $17 an hour, now paying minimum wage. my question to your guest, what opposition do you have from shiftin
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Aug 14, 2009 6:00am EDT
in america. and he does, like this in the walks out and patrick fitzgerald. the audacity of this guy. guess what? fitzgerald turns to clinton and said he is the most dangerous man i've ever met. we cannot let this man on the street. left him on the street for ten months only to have the bombs go off in kenya and tanzania, a plot that ali not only began in 93 but literally was one of the principal practitioners of. it took him months ali mohammed on september 10 of 98. he is held under a john doe warned. they didn't want the media to know who this guy was. they finally cut a deal with patrick fitzgerald to avoid the death penalty. he is known custodial witness protection somewhere. nobody outside of the government knows where this guy is. he is the one man living 9/11 commission. when you cut a deal with a witness to get something in return. sammy-- it's five years. he is the star witness in all of the mob cases. ali mohammed is never called by patrick fitzgerald in the most important case of his career, u.s. versus bin laden in february of 01. imagine that they called ali and defense attorn
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Aug 7, 2009 2:00am EDT
that to the taxpayers of america. we have every right to expect some specific recommendations from mr. potter and the administration said that we can enact the law. a lot of this is due to the fact that america has changed. just as we went from horses and buggies to automobiles and now from hand delivered mail to text messages and e-mail and all the other means of communication. the post office will have to adjust to it or they will go the way of the horse and buggy. so far we have not seen from the administration or from you, mr. potter, who i understand is well compensated for your work, a specific proposal to bring this situation under control. the 2006 bill did not solve the post office problems. maybe we have some consumer advocates, and testify before this committee as to their ideas on how we can solve this problem. we are not getting it from the it administration. >> that we turn now to our chairman. thank you for being an original cosponsor of this. >> thanks. i want to thank you and senator collins for your extraordinary work over the last several years. normally i do not come to th
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, for the homes to america's highest court, the supreme court. >> british prime minister gordon brown enters a range of questions before the british house of commons liaison committee. it is made up of the 30 chairman of the house of commons select committee. several questions focus on the british economy, a banking crisis, and foreign affairs. it is about two hours. >> as usual, you have been told of the things and have not been told the questions. the first theme is the former banking regulation. that will be introduced by john the did the second -- john. the second will be led by edward liddy. the third section has been subdivided. parliament will be led by sir george young. the final section is led by mike gate. we will go straight into the first section. >> good morning. it is very similar to the first year of the new contract at madrid. is it this case [unintelligible] >> he makes some very clear recommendations which i believe will be adopted. the first thing is that regulation has to beat -- remuneration as to the long term. it is only on the basis of long- term performance that we c
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Aug 28, 2009 6:00am EDT
television >> con rib use from boners. >> america's cable companies created sxan as an eye lent message. jo is thes -- part of c-span 2's book tv weekend. >> washington journal is next on c-span. we'll take your calls. this afternoon, the winner for national minority, maul business administration of the year. live atten do tension to the senator kennedy memorial service from boston. . .
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Aug 21, 2009 2:00am EDT
to win this election. you came here because you knew that america can be a little fair, a little bit more just, a little bit more efficient. we can provide better health care coverage, we can make sure that we use less foreign oil. . . >> all their hopes wr dashed because this is a tough, cynical town. we're going to be able to show them that basically you can't get anything done in this town. you can't change things. and everything always immediately becomes partisan. and governments -- way too complicated and congress is way too paralyze add the special interests are way too powerful to bring about meaningful, big changes that help the american people. that's the storyline they're operating on. but that's the storyline wie been fighting against this entire time. from the day we announced this race, we were fighting against that. and they have been trying to write that story again and again and again. we are not going to give up now. [applause] >> we are not going to give up now. we're going to get this done and show the american people that the government can work for them. tha
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Aug 1, 2009 2:00am EDT
the people who helped wreck america's economy and are now complaining because of the way this president and this congress is trying to pull the country out of the ditch and restore economic growth. we've come to expect that, but that doesn't make it any more pleasant. with that i yield a minute to the distinguished speaker of the house. the speaker pro tempore: the speaker of the house is recognized. the speaker: thank you very much, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding and i thank him for his very important and swift action to address the opportunity that was given to us this week. as you know, my colleagues, as part of the supplemental earlier this year the cash for clunkers provision was provided in it. many people had worked very, very hard on that for a long time and we were able to have it passed on a bill that was going to be signed by the president. i want to acknowledge congresswoman sutton for her enthusiastic support and leadership, congressman inslee, congressman israel, steve israel of new york, all worked very hard on this. certainly the chairman emeritus, mr. d
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Aug 4, 2009 6:00am EDT
the states and in breaking down any sort of barriers that they might have whether that's buy america provisions or getting their bids out. we're making our contracting resources available. we're making our contracting vehicles available in one state's instance so we're trying to do whatever we can to assist the states and facilitating getting the word started. >> you said that there will be report-backs from the states in october because we haven't hit that deadline yet, and all of a sudden we're going to see a glut of projects because, you know, there are very few and hopefully, you know, with our jobless numbers and stuff, that means that people will have jobs in the fall? >> we anticipate these numbers starting to ramp up significantly over the next couple of months. they've gone up 85% just over the last four weeks. and i suspect again that the numbers actually in the fall will be dramatically different. >> well, hopefully we're not then getting into a winter season in which then we can't do these jobs in states that have climate issues. and so we thought -- i guess we thought in
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Aug 11, 2009 2:00am EDT
starting? like the typical tapestry like the rest of america. some big, some small. some poor areas. more dense and urban areas. we're startinging with the tame tapestry. so if we start off with the first slide it is a summary of the limeline. we're in the midst of our -- timeline. we're in the midst of our first pilot really working on testing this out, this mosaic health care environment that we have. we're working on three different communities. to have about 60,000 patients enrolled in the pilots testing this new approach to healthcare. you can see the timeline on the bottom of the slide. we started planning this in 2007. that meant negotiating the financial reform, designing a payment model that could really support high-quality care, it meant designing the health information technologies that would be so critical for this. it meant putting in place the community health teams. and so we spent about a year getting the design, the strategies up. and then in july of last year we started with the first pilot community october 2nd. and we're now getting ready to gear up the third pilot co
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Aug 25, 2009 6:00am EDT
. >> donations. >> i don't know where the money comes from. >> how is he spent on the decks america's cable companies created cspan as a public service, a private business initiative, no government mandate, no government money. >> a new report links the growth of medical costs with adverse economic conditions. we will hear from an economist with the rand corp. who talks about how u.s. labor costs and employment and productivity are being affected by employer- sponsored spending. this is about 40 minutes. host: calle[captions copyright l cable satellite corp. 2009] >> good afternoon. i and director of health economics and i want to welcome you today to our briefing on health care cost growth and economic performance of u.s. industries. today's briefing is the second inmate to-part ran a series on health care costs. it is very timely, given the debates going on in congress during this break. it is only part of a larger body of research going on that wind health. -- rand health. few know that rand help as the single largest unit within us. we put at 300 reports and articles each year which you
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Aug 25, 2009 2:00am EDT
the country and what some thought the hearings would casts light was how in this harrowing arrow with america balance fredom against the security? how would t nation protected citizens and their freedom too? that brings me to the moral of the story, sort of an epigram for the book. ies the publisher to put one in but he said he would have to raise the price of the book so i will offer it to you for free. there is an old saying, one that i don't thinkogi berra would say, an old saying that all is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. and i might add in today's world of television to cover now, of course i need to make an exception here that it does not include c-span, because we all know they do work of enlightenment. that brings me to the role of the median general and television in pticular. as i think most of journalists later concedes the media contributed to the rise of mccarthy by the way they@@@@ rbb trying to make a living in mccarthy knew that by helping him do that, he would get on their good side and they would help himccomplish what he wanted to do, so he had
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Aug 6, 2009 6:00am EDT
, countrywide was sold to bank of america. the ability we had to affect countrywide in that time was very limited. >> i have another question. this relates to the point mr. bowman just made. as you said, 54 of the 69 banks that failed this year are state- chartered banks. i guess it is a historical anomaly why the fed supervises state chartered banks and mr. dugan supervises federally chartered banks -- when i first get to the banking committee in 1981, i didn't understand it. it just happened. let me ask mr. tarullo , most of the failed banks were not regulated by the supervisor or by ots. explain to me and this bair can answer as well. explain to me why the fdic and the fed should keep state- chartered supervision, particularly if we're giving the fed more responsibilities and other areas. if you think those functions should be kept apart, from the proposed national bank supervisor, why shouldn't at the very least merge fdic and the fed supervision of this state chartered bank? >> can i ask the panel to try to answer quickly? >> i will ask unanimous consent that each panelist be asked t
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Aug 22, 2009 2:00am EDT
and really press forward. that is what obama did with the "serve america" act, a significant piece of legislation that has been forgotten in this kind of early history of his admin stragsz. he picked it up and it it had been co-sponsored by kennedy and hatch. it was ready to go and he jammed it through. perfect example of how past presidents have extended their political capital. but then he let the house design stimulus package laden with pork. a lot of vulnerability to fraud and abuse. the stories are already starting to come out and he's let the house and the senate develop the energy package and now healthcare and it's recipe for disaster. the president has to use that bully pulpit for more than exhorting the president to act. the president needs a substantial proposal to submit to congress and cannot waffle back and forth publicly. there is a time for negotiation, private negotiation with congress and there is a time for public conversation with the american public. and we've got those confused right now and i think the american public is quite confused and that is why many at
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Aug 6, 2009 6:00am EDT
the constitution. but she knows america too. thank you, mr. president, and i yield the floor.cococonsent thae dispensed today to speak on the nomination of judge sonia sotomayor to the supreme court of the united states. few positions carry more honor or solemn duty than becoming a justice of the highest court of the greatest democracy. also, few duties carry more honor or solemn responsibility than giving advice and consent on who should become a justice of the highest court. the walls of the supreme court form the vessel that holds the great protections of our liberty. the black robes give life to the constitution's freedoms and flourishing of our ideas and beliefs. if the congress is the heart of democracy, walk to the drumbeat of the people, then the supreme court is our soul, guiding us on what is wrong and what is right. in my role as a senator voting to fill that vessel, issuing those robes, i always look to the constitution to guide my obligation to give advice and consent. it's an obligation separate and apart from my role as a legislator when i voted for or against legislation befor
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Aug 18, 2009 6:00am EDT
of america's international peers. you see, the campaign so far is essentially wrapped into these principles. all the countries are the same around the world. the u.s. has life without parole. other countries do not. we are in violation of international norms. all countries are essentially the same. these are children. we are mean. and by the way, we are in violation of international treaties. all of which is demonstrably false, and we go through it page by page, chapter by chapter, in this report. in a highly footnoted report. and unlike reports of the other side, we traced back to original sources and tell you everything we consulted and every single footnote in our report. between 1980 and 2005, 43621 juveniles were arrested for murder in the united states. and the pictures just as bleak with respect to rape, 109,563. robbery, 818,278. and aggravated assault, 1,240,199. that is uncontroverted. yet when you compare the statistics with us against the rest of the world, you see that we dwarf western europe and the rest of the world in terms of our crime statistics. we have a big problem. we
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Aug 22, 2009 2:00am EDT
to impeach george bush before the next attack on america. >> guest: before the next what >> caller: before the next false attack on america, like the war with iran? >> guest: i think marijuana is the medicine and it should be available for people to use as a medicine. i think part of the problem with our culture though is that whenever we find something that is good and useful, we have a tendency to use too much of it and until it's too much in it and really run it as a medicine. in fact, -- is the medicine that tastes terrible. it is so disgusting, you just have to force yourself to take it, but you know that you needed because it is going to help you with whatever psychic opening scene need to make. i was doing it once in circle with some other americans, just regular folk, who believe in all kinds of plant medicines, and even though it was so horrible and it makes you throw up even, they thought you could party on it, said they were over in the corner while the rest of us were gagging and trying to get through the roof part, they were over in the corner trying to party and to have. it w
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Aug 11, 2009 6:00am EDT
we started from, we're starting from a typical tapestry like the rest of america with independent practices, some big, some small, some affiliated with hospitals, some federally qualified health centers, poor areas, more dense and urban areas. we're starting with the same tapestry. how do you turn it into a coordinated system of health? so if we start off with the first slide, it's a summary of the timeline. and we're in the midst of our first pilot. and really working on testing this out across this mow sayic, this -- mosaic of healthcare environment. we're working on three different communities. we hope to have about 60,000 patients enrolled in the pilots testing this new approach to healthcare. you can see the timeline on the bottom of the slide. we started planning this in 2007. that meant negotiating the financial reform, designing a payment model that could really support high-quality care, it meant designing the health information technologies that would be so critical for this. it meant putting in place the community health teams. and so we spent about a year getting the d
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Aug 27, 2009 6:00am EDT
capacity. so let me close with one last one. broadband ip is taking america back to the dispersed economic activity that was destroyed by the centralizing force of the last network revolution, the railroad. broadband ip is remorselessly slinging activity to the edge of the network, and at that edge e individuals and entrepreneurs. the kind of people that we invest in. in the centralized economy, innovation happened in places like bell labs. massive places where you did and innovative activities. indeed decentralized broadband ip interconnected economy, innovation takes place with two guys and a dog in a garage. those are the kind of people that venture capitalists like us invest in. those are the kind of people who take that money, who turned around and hire others who spend that money at the grocery store to pay their mortgage, and to send their kids to college. so if we go back to the topic i was asked to addss, does broadband availability influce investment decisions, the answer is you bet. but the story is even bigger than that. that history's greatest changes have been driven by netwo
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Aug 26, 2009 2:00am EDT
of america, citigroup, the people whopockets not just tens of millions of dollars, but hundreds of millions of dollars and saddled taxpayers with trillions of dollars in debt. that money has to come back. i would make it very clear that all the various things that led to this crisis, i would reverse, so that means reinstating -- monetization act, repealing the b be stearns emption. making rules that prevent the fed from taking rates too low and keeng them there. look at the european central bank. they have one charge, fight inflation. in the united states, we gave our central bank two chges, full employment and fighting inflation. often those two are at odds with each other because what is good for the economy is often bad for inflation and vice versa. so if the feds' only charge was to fight inflation, you wouldn't haveeerates below 2% for over 36 months fm january 2001 to late '05. you wouldn't have seen rates at 1% for over a year. that was part of the "we want to get the economy moving again," and that is where we run into problems. so if the sole charge of the fed would become fighting
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Aug 13, 2009 6:00am EDT
the growth of grameen's u.s. organization, grameen america which was established in 2008. the battle against poverty is not limited to the developing world, and grameen america has $1.1 million in microloans in the united states to more than 450 -- 850 bar workers at orrow centers throughout the country. >> thank you very much, good morning. a very special day for me today. it is a big ceremony in the afternoon, we are getting ready for that. is special because my daughter is here, monica, and her husband. this is their first official meeting as a married couple. they just got married on june 14th. this is very special for me. in a way, i am a very lucky person to be on the list for presidential medal of freedom. out of 16, this is by one slot, needs a lot of luck to make it happen. i am very happy and honored that the president has given me that's what. it is very special because probably the most admired person globally, he has inspired the whole world. to be on his list, i share the admiration that he has created for himself, so that probably some of his inspiration will mature. by being
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Aug 20, 2009 2:00am EDT
service officer. i came back from central america. i have worked for the car. i was walking down the hall. he said, you know how to program computers? i said yes. he said, good, i want you to go to a meeting on des. that was 1992. >> tell them about the commission. >> since then i have done a little bit more. it got a lot of attention. >> this is supposed to be a little about response about recovery. at that assured the story that i didn't because been told to do it is another dick clark story. he gathered a group of people that he called the duty mind project. -- dirty minds project. its purpose was to figure out if you are going to do a lot of damage to the united states and exactly how you would do that. the theory was the whole mantra is the to understand how the offense could do it, you do not know how to defend. they had really bright people. he brought me along to observe because it sure was not in their league. these are people who really understood how the network worked and where the vulnerability points to work. i was sitting there expecting to hear a problem with the routers.
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